Sometimes we are rewarded for good deeds. On Saturday afternoon, instead of ignoring the children and making something, I decided some family time was in order and off we went to a small local museum. It was absolutely great - the boys got to dress up in Victorian costumes, do brass rubbings and play on a tram. I found a re-creation of a haberdashery shop complete with wooden drawer upon drawer filled with buttons, lace, and spools of thread. Fascinating (but sadly, they didn't take visa and the shopkeeper wasn't terribly forthcoming...).
Afterwards we went for a little walk in Wantage in search of some ice-cream for good behaviour and I chanced upon a rubber stamp and scrapbooking shop that I didn't know existed. Now, I don't do scrapbooking, but I am strangely drawn to the pretty papers and then I spied ribbons... and twill tape, printed twill tape. My favourite.
It's going to look great with a little sweater of Johnny's that I accidentally shrunk in the washing machine. Funny, the destruction of perfectly good woollen garments doesn't bother me nearly so much these days!